Fun, Fancy and Father’s Day Cards

June’s cardmaking workshop features fun, fancy fold cards including a Father’s Day card, Kraft shaker cards, matchbook cards, swing cards, window cards, quilted cards, napkin fold cards and a side step card. We will make a total of 12 cards, 2 each of 5 cards plus 2 bonus cards, using a variety of papers and stamp set including the new Puns of Praise set, Paper Doll set, and the Perfect Fit – Dad set.

We’ll make 2 each of five fancy fold cards like those shown below:


swing card 1

plus matchbook and shaker cards like these:

Kraft card with treat cup

Fathers Day sidestep


dress form

We’ll meet on Thursday morning, June 6th, for some tea and coffee, cake and cookies and fellowship while we play with some fun folding techniques used in creating these cards.

Workshop is limited to 8 participants. RSVP by Monday, June 3rd so that I may have your materials prepared for you.

When: Thursday June 6th at 9am

Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $20 for 12 cards with envelopes

RSVP: 703-790-3497

You can purchase this kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.  I will provide you with a photocopy of the cards so that you can create them at home.  The prices are as follows:

  • $20.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $23.00 – mailed to you first class

A True Thank You

I love working with a company that is quick to respond to people’s needs in devastating situations and circumstances. The tornado in Oklahoma has had a devastating effect and Close To My Heart wants to help. To aid relief efforts, Close To My Heart is making a new Autumn/Winter 2013 stamp set, A True Thank You ($2.95 retail), available immediately and will donate 100% of the profits from sales of the set from May 23 through June 30 to the American Red Cross. Help us provide relief to those affected by the Oklahoma tornado by promoting the A True Thank You stamp set (M1029) and this relief effort to all your customers.


Click here to order one or more today and show your support!

Studio J got an Upgrade!

Studio J is CTMH’s free digital scrapbooking program, full of fantastic designs, papers and colors to digitally scrapbook all your photos faster, simpler and easier. If you haven’t tried it you, now might be a good time to take a look.  Go to Studio J on my CTMH website and play around with it for a while….. It’s free to use!

With CTMH’s latest upgrade, Studio J can be used for custom photo printing as well. Now, you can add photo wells to your page, as many as you want, wherever you want! Why is that a good thing? Well, you know how you put off printing those odd size and larger photos, because they cost more? What if you could print up a sheet of these odd and larger sizes, any time you wanted? Interested? Take a look!

This is the No Boundries layout in Studio J, which is simply a blank canvas to start with….

Adding some paper makes photo placement easier to see, plus you get that cute spotted monkey with the umbrella!

Adding four 5×7 photo wells on the left page and one 8×10 photo, four wallet sized photos (2.5 x 3.5), and even four wells on the right page gives you 12 photos in large and unusual sizes which you can use on traditional scrapbook pages. If you drag and drop a retangular photo into a square photo well, it will be cropped as a square and you can slide it up and down, side to side to place the portion of the photo into the square which you wish printed. Of course you could also cut them by hand to get the same result, but you won’t get to pick the exact magnification and size of your cropped image that way, and…. it will be a lot more expensive!

Here’s a quick price comparison (done by fellow consultant Michelle Johns):

So, even if you’re not into digital scrapbooking, it’s actually cheaper to use Studio J for your photo printing, especially for those odd and oversize photos, than to have them printed elsewhere.

The Studio J Custom Photo Wells video below shows you how to add the photos to a page, change the sizes, and even make your own photo collage to add straight to your scrapbook.

{if you are viewing this in your email, you may need to click through to the site to see the video}

So, go ahead, check out the free Studio J program….. I know you want to!

“Dream Pop” Special for May

Each year, CTMH comes up with a FABULOUS deal for National Scrapbooking Month and they’ve really outdone themselves with this year’s  fabulous collection of new colorful B&T Duos® papers and glossy-patterned cardstocks… Dream Pop This exclusive paper packet includes 12 cardstock sheets as well as 12 B&T Duos® papers. The delicious flavors of Dream Pop are Banana, Mint, Raspberry, Strawberry, Tangerine, & Grey.  It’s a huge paper pack, full of vibrant new colors, but no worries your Slate, Juniper, Whisper, Cotton Candy, Sunset exclusive inks will work. And…just in case you can’t tell in these photos – check out the glossy pattern on this Slate Cardstock…ALL THE CARDSTOCK has this glossy resist pattern – each color is a different pattern!

Dream Pop shine

I have created 9 layouts and 12 cards with just one pack of paper and have paper left over to create more – this is an amazing paper pack 🙂 photo-88photo-96 photo-90 photo-91 photo-92 photo-93 photo-94 photo-95photo-98photo-97


Here is a list of the products I used on these layouts;

  • Dream Pop Papers & Cardstock
  • Z2173 Slate, Z2193 Cotton Candy, Z2162 Honey, Z2165 Juniper, Z2191 Sunset Inks
  • Z1710 Paradise Paper Flowers
  • Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
  • Z1701 Neutral Bakers Twine
  • Z1844 Trinkets Wooden Shapes
  • Z1815 Mini-Clothespins
  • Z1812 Sparkles Flourishes
  • Z1807 Pink Glitter Gems
  • D1545 Wheel of Life Stamp set
  • S1304 April Stamp of the Month – My Sunshine
  • Z1817 Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape
  • S1305 May Stamp of the Month-Pinwheel
  • Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

There are a few different ways to get the Dream Pop paper pack – the choice is yours…

  • Get the Dream Pop paper pack for only $10 when you place a $35 order in May (valued at $19.95).  Also, when you buy Dream Pop, you are only $5 away from qualifying for the May Stamp of the Month (Pinwheels) for $5 more!
  • Get the Dream Pop paper pack FREE as a Hostess when your May Gathering totals $400 or more (excludes shipping & tax).  Yes…you can do this as an Online Gathering :-)
  • Get the Dream Pop paper pack FREE as a New Consultant.  When you enroll in May, you’ll get the Dream Pop paper pack as part of your kit.

visit my website during the month of May to order your own Dream Pop Paper pack!

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